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    ISBN: 9780889223288 | Paperback

    112 pages | Pub. Date: 19940101
    5.00 W × 8.00 H × 0.35 D inches
    Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
    Rights: WORLD

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A long poem that blends and bends the lyric, procedural poetry, the travelogue and extended forms, Dwell lives in, or dwells on, the interaction of a restless subjectivity with the seemingly transparent, yet identifiable, social codes that encase us.

Short-listed 1994 Alberta Writer's Guild Award

“[A] canny text, astute and sharp. This a brilliant mind at work, dwelling in, dwelling on.”
Books in Canada

Dwell … offer[s] an unsimplified and penetrating look at our time and place, where meaning and significance alter and blend. Derksen invites his readers to take part in this process.” – Vox

By Jeff Derksen

Jeff Derksen’s poetry and critical writing on art, urbanism and text have been published in Europe and North America. He collaborates on visual art and research projects (focusing on urban issues) with the research collective Urban Subjects. Derksen’s Down Time won the 1991 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award at the BC Book Prizes.

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